Would you find your thoughts muddled when an Indian politician promises you the bounty of a gleaming Shanghai, when what you actually have today is a small town?
Care to get yourself embroiled in this political scandal called ‘Shanghai’?
‘Get yourself’ embroiled! Seriously? Yes, because the crisp visuals effects, literally empowers the drama to unfold right in front of you...
Just as Shalini (Kalki Koechlin) had
feared... a social activist, Dr. Ahmadi (Prosenjit Chatterjee) meets with an accident in an Indian town gearing up for elections.
Right from the very beginning the attention to detail and the realism is flawless.
The screenplay is exhaustive and captures emotions, style, mannerisms and the complex backdrop beautifully.
Krishnan (Abhay Deol) a high ranking bureaucrat is brought in by the government to lead an investigative enquiry on the accident of the social activist; which is now being touted by the media as being a ‘planned’ attempt on his life.
A small time media-person Jogi (Emraan Hashmi) was at the event where the social activist was giving his speech before the accident.
Jogi, also a seedy filmmaker has some footage of the accident which could come in handy.
The satire that develops is indeed superb, for you have the beauty of ‘striking opposites’ classically in need of each other.
Shalini, the passionate and ‘idealist’ activist approaching the repulsive, greasy and tobacco chewing Jogi for the video footage...
In fact, Jogi himself tries his hand at approaching the no-nonsense Krishnan... don’t miss the subtle humour, the intricate direction and arresting performances.
Emraan Hashmi delivers possibly his best performance to date, characterizing the highly complex character of Jogi; including moments of bravado, moments of hopelessness, all with some determination in his eye.
Before the drama concludes, doubt if the soul-searching yet humane crux of the movie can be captured more beautifully than with an embrace involving Shalini and Jogi. There’s so much more to the embrace than described...
Never letting you go, the drama unfolds incessantly, superbly filled with flash-backs of instances that give valid leads to the investigation.
There is even an air of careless fervour in the character of Bhaggu (Pitobash Tripathy).
Bhaggu’s crudeness along with Jogi’s brazenness has an uncompromising effect on the powerful yet satirical song ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’.
Shanghai, the movie does not take sides ... but lets you in on a leaf out of the ‘evolving yet progressive’ state of affairs...
Dibakar Banerjee’s direction is faultless; the serious drama is ruthlessly effective and engaging, the cinematography and the irony - sharper than a double edged sword.
For its exceptional direction - definitely watch ‘Shanghai’ - a highly volatile political thriller!
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Shanghai (hindi movie) is a political thriller starring Emraan Hashmi, Abhay Deol and Kalki Koechlin.
Releasing on 07th June 2012 in Dubai, Abu Dhabi UAE, Shanghai (hindi movie) is a political thriller.
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